Cincinnati's Shakespeare in the Park Heads to the Radio with "A Midsummer Night's Dream" on WVXU

You can tune in to hear Shakespeare in the Park's rendition of A Midsummer Night's Dream at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30

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Lennon Hu, David Derringer, Colleen Dougherty, and Abigail Rose Nakken in CSC's 2020 Shakespeare in the Park production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" - Photo: Brian Frey
Photo: Brian Frey
Lennon Hu, David Derringer, Colleen Dougherty, and Abigail Rose Nakken in CSC's 2020 Shakespeare in the Park production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

One favorite summertime tradition is forging ahead despite the current COVID climate: Cincinnati's annual Shakespeare in the Park theater series will be visiting a handful of area parks to bring the Bard's classics to the public for free. 

They're also adding a few new twists this year, with a cool interpretation of a drive-in theater experience at the Cincinnati Museum Center, and a few livestream and radio play options, "for those who are not comfortable or able to come to an outdoor or drive-in performance," says Jeanna Vella, director of marketing for Cincy Shakes, in an email. 

You can tune in to hear Shakespeare in the Park's rendition of A Midsummer Night's Dream at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30 on 91.7 or 88.5, online at wvxu.org, on their mobile app or on a smart speaker.

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's Jeremy Dubin is adapting and directing this special, family-friendly radio production. As per the event description, A Midsummer Night's Dream "tells the tale of faeries and lovers, as well as Nick Bottom and The Mechanicals, as they hilariously attempt to rehearse and perform a play for the Duke’s wedding. In this whimsical forest, a happy ending is guaranteed for both sprites and mortals alike."

If you can't listen at 7 p.m. on Sunday, the recording will be available afterward at cincyshakes.com and wvxu.org.

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